Physical Education Curriculum Update on Polar Heart Monitors and Grading practices

Physical Education Update   After reflecting on the first two months of using the Heart Rate Monitors in PE classes, the staff is very pleased with the overall success of the program.  Students are more active participants in class and learning about the physical and mental benefits of daily activity.  However, we feel some adaptations need to be made regarding the grading system.  After countless hours of . . .

Nov 16, 2015

2015-16 Yearbooks

PORTA Yearbooks on Sale Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.   PORTA Yearbook staff will be selling 2015-2016 yearbooks during lunch shifts starting Nov. 30 and running throughout the week. Yearbooks are $45 until Christmas and then after the price goes up to $50. Seniors, if you would like your name stamped on the front, it is an additional $5. . . .

Hall of Fame 2016

The PORTA Hall of Fame annually recognizes past PORTA graduates and staff who have excelled in their postgraduate careers, were outstanding students at PORTA, or made significant contributions to PORTA as an educator. These individuals are honored at a banquet and presentation in the spring, and have a personalized plaque . . .

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PORTA Board of Education

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  DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION      Matthew Brue - PORTA Superintendent e-mail Mr. Brue   Joni Churchill - President - 217-632-3573 - Kevin Bettis -Vice President - 217-741-1416- . . .

Family Access Information

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Please read if you are interested in using Skyward Family Access!

The PORTA CUSD #202 is pleased to announce the implementation of Family Access by Skyward, Inc. Family Access is a secure Internet based website that will allow you to easily keep track of nearly everything your student does while at school. Among other things, this new service will allow you to view your student'€™s . . .

Vacancy Notice

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11/17/2015 Jr. High Girls Track Sub Bus Drivers Sub Cooks Jr. High Secretary Varsity Head Football Coach Jr. High Cross Country Coach HS Cross Country Coach HS Girls Golf HS Girls Swimming        

Porta Jr.-Sr. High School Handbook

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Polar Heart Monitors

This school year, all Physical Education classes at PORTA Jr/Sr High School will be using new heart rate monitor technology as a method of assessing students during class. Polar GoFit uses bluetooth smart technology allowing the teacher and student to follow the student’s heart rate online during a PE lesson. Using this technology, . . .

Course Descriptions

Link to: Course Descriptions 14-15    

PORTA Football

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  PORTA Football Web Site   Petersburg JFL News T If you have any questions, please contact Coach McMahan at


PORTA pool is an indoor, heated facility. The 6-lane, 25 yard competitive pool meets standards for IHSA, YMCA, and USS swimming and diving programs. The pool is also available for recreational use with a 3 1/2 foot shallow end and 12-foot deep end with diving board.

  PORTA Pool to Offer Swimming Lessons Swimming lessons will again be offered beginning January 17 through March 13, 2016. These swimming lessons for children of all abilities, ages 2 years and up, will be held on Sunday evenings. Children are in small groups with low teacher/swimmer . . .

Common Core -- Guidelines for Parents

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THE STANDARDS-- Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school. Teachers, parents . . .